Ultrasound Imaging of Breast Implants
Breast implants unfortunately do not last a lifetime. Currently, the FDA recommends MRI imaging of newly placed silicone breast implants 3 to 5 years and 7 years after placement. Dr. Brad Bengtson has initiated a new research study protocol to determine if new Hi Resolution Ultrasound is an effective method and alternative to MRI to monitor the function and condition of your breast implants. In 2012 Dr. Bengtson received the prestigious Tiffany Award by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for his work utilizing High Resolution Ultrasound examining gel breast implants and was awarded Best Research Paper in North America from the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Please contact Dr. Bengtson to determine if you would be a good candidate to be enrolled in our ongoing IRB study protocol for breast enhancement patients.
Details & FAQ
What is Ultrasound Imaging of Breast Implants?
Why might I consider Ultrasound Imaging of Breast Implants?
At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Bengtson has initiated a research project in an IRB controlled study to investigate MRI versus ultrasound in the detection of breast implant shell failure. Ultrasound imaging can be performed more economically and comfortably than an MRI, which is the current standard to evaluate the condition of an implant that is inside your body.
Research and Innovation
- If you have had a recent MRI or other test for rupture of your implants, and results are inconclusive or there is suspicion of an implant rupture, you may be a candidate to be a part of our research study to determine if your implants are intact or ruptured.
- Contact our office to inquire if you are interested in learning more
- Dr. Brad Bengtson has been awarded the prestigious Tiffany Award by his peers at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for his ground-breaking research with ultrasound imaging of breast implants